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Courses
Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
IDEC1015 Advanced Interior Decorating

Description: There are many career opportunities as an interior decorator. In this course, you will integrate and apply the knowledge and skills you have learned from previous courses to create a final project that will enhance your portfolio. Discussed are tips to hone professional and business relationships that are critical to grow in the field of interior decorating. You will apply the professions code of ethics and learn how to analyze a variety of personality types to most effectively serve your clients. You will expand on previous knowledge in topical areas such as; creating accessible spaces, dealing with difficult clients and creating brand recognition.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: BUS1035 or OLRN1434, DMED1530 or OLRN1469, IDEC1025 or OLRN1468, IDEC1035 or OLRN1324
CoRequisites:

45 Yes Details
IDEC1035 Colour and Application

Description: Learn about the most influential elements of design, through the use of colour and its application. Study the principles of colour in relation to psychology and design communications and learn how this theory relates to physical space and the world around them. Cover an historical period of colour trends, interior space, pop culture and its political influences, colour is studied from a practical world perspective.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

42 Yes Details
IDEC1095 Designing Kitchens and Bathrooms

Description: This course covers the detail required to design kitchens and bathrooms for today's homes. Students learn to measure for replacement cabinets and to lay out appliances and work stations for optimum function and safety. Practical applications of planning layouts, cabinet styles, counters, back-splashes and other materials will give students relevant skills for designing these important rooms.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: IDEC1035, IDEC1055, IDEC1075
CoRequisites:

45 Yes Details
IDEC1045 Fabrics and Window Treatments

Description: Every window is different and may require individual treatment. We compare natural and synthetic fabrics according to the pros and cons of their use, the methods of their manufacture, their durability and the terms used in their description. Students will discover current fabric trends and how certain treatments will match or clash with particular furniture and decorating styles. Other topics covered are using blinds, shutters, valances and draperies; understanding proper measuring techniques; and calculating the amount of fabric needed to complete a particular window treatment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: IDEC1055
CoRequisites:

45 Yes Details
IDEC1055 Floor Plans, Space Planning and Presentations

Description: In this course, students use methods, concepts and theories to understand and develop floor plans and read blueprints. Students use drawing room dimensions and wall elevations to scale and learn to identify blueprint symbols. Through hands-on assignments and practice, students experiment with furniture layouts, room settings and presentation boards, enhancing their knowledge of standard industry measurements and space planning techniques.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

45 Yes Details
DRWG1255 Fundamentals of CAD

Description: Students explore the fundamentals of AutoCAD for Windows. They examine the industry standards of interior design to produce a partial set of drawings of floor plans and elevations. Students examine the differences between drawings for client presentations and contractor installations. Through online content, interactive follow-along videos, and practical exercises, students draw, manage, modify, annotate, and export drawings of floor plans and elevations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: IDEC1075, IDEC1055
CoRequisites:

42 Yes Details
IDEC1085 Fundamentals of Lighting

Description: In this course, students will be introduced to the many applications of lighting and to trends and styles for various decor in order to determine minimum lighting requirements in various rooms of the home. We will identify the diverse options available (such as florescent, track, halogen and incandescent) and their appropriate uses in relation to room requirements, style and client needs. Students examine and discuss a wide variety of accessories and their contributions to decor, including what works in specific situations and how much is ‘too much.' A variety of assignments will require students to design and demonstrate the complexities of lighting and accessories.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: IDEC1055, IDEC1075
CoRequisites:

42 Yes Details
IDEC1025 History of Furniture and Accessories

Description: The history of furniture includes an understanding of antiques, of the major periods of style and of trends and influences incorporating antiques. Contemporary and 20th-century furniture will also be discussed, allowing students to recognize particular designs, to accurately assess a piece of furniture's worth and to recognize the good-better-best categories of goods. Students will discuss all types of case goods, both wood and upholstered and the purchasing of these goods.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

42 Yes Details
IDEC1065 Interior Materials and Surfaces

Description: Flooring, paint, wallpaper, moldings and other materials are the products used to create style and enhance the home. In this course you will be discussing all of the various products available on the market as well as the merits f them in different environments. What works well in one setting may be a disaster in another. You will learn how to calculate the amount of product needed for a space and how to properly install them. Other topics included are: ceiling styles, countertops, trim and moldings and the correct tools needed to complete each job.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: IDEC1055
CoRequisites:

45 Yes Details
IDEC1075 Introduction to Interior Decorating

Description: This course covers the basic principles and elements of design, the importance of room décor and the major categories of style types. We review the types of career options in the field of design, the components of a professional portfolio and the assessment of client needs. Basic knowledge of floor plans, window treatments, lighting, colour schemes and styles will be examined and implemented in a colour board presentation at the culmination of the course. This will become the first addition to a student's portfolio.
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Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

45 Yes Details
BUS1035 Sales and Business Practices

Description: Students focus on the skills required to successfully operate an interior decorating business. Emphasis is placed upon client consultation, sourcing, selling, operational management and financial management. Students develop their own business plan, which provides exposure to market research, marketing strategies and financial planning. Communication and interpersonal skills as well as professionalism are emphasized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

42 Yes Details

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